Class 4: Pay A Friend a Visit
You have just entered a free online class for women by Cindy Adkins, author of “Blogging: It’s a ‘Woman’ Thing” and “Blog from the Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Blogging,” both available on Amazon.
While this class was designed for women, men are invited too!
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From this class, you will learn:
- Why it is important to visit other blogs and leave a message
- Why it is important to visit a blog rather than just email a person.
- The importance of using keywords in your title.
But, before we start, here’s a quick re-cap and checklist:
Move your “followers” list to the top of your sidebar so everyone can find it.
If you want more comments, remove the “word verification” from your comments.
Be sure to imbed your blog address into your email--Some people have already done that--yay!!! You were listening!!!!
Visit a friend:
One way to increase traffic to your blog is to visit someone that you have not talked to in a long time. Let’s face it--we all get busy. We forget about people we used to talk to. So, when you leave here, just go to your list of followers, pick someone to visit and leave them a message.
But, there’s a reason: Remember I talked about back-links making you more visible in search engines???? Well, if you leave a message for someone, you will find that your blog name ends up in a search engine for that too!!! MORE TRAFFIC to your blog!!!
Leave a Message: This is very important. If someone visits your blog and leaves you a message, make sure to visit their blog and leave one for them. Simply sending an email means, “Thanks for coming, but I’m not at all interested in your blog!” I have had this happen to me and believe me, if I was a first-time visitor to someone’s blog who does that to me, I don’t come back.
Special Note: If you are good friends with someone, that is a different story...You will catch up and visit as soon as you can, but I’m talking about if someone visits your blog and you never try to visit theirs. Got it?
There is one more item I would like to gloss over today (more detail will be forthcoming in Blogging 102 next week.) Do not forget the importance of key words when creating your blog posts--that is, if you want NEW people to find you.
Do you notice that each class of mine is entitled “How to Blog.....”
The reason is because that is a much-searched for term. If I want to help people who are in Blogland, I need to help them find me if they are not already followers of my blog. So, remember that when you are making your posts.
If you go to Google and type in “How to blog,” my class is on the very FIRST page of Google! See what I mean? It works!
So, when you post, if you want to be found, make sure that you use key words. Like I said, I will go into greater detail about that in Blogging 102, which starts next week. I will also help you to find where key words are located.
SPECIAL NOTE: Because of the overwhelming amount of emails I have received in response to this seminar, I have made a series of tutorials on my Whimsical Musings Magazine blog. I hope that they will help answer many questions of a "techie" nature. They are so EASY and required a great deal of work to simplify them to be helpful with pertinent questions--but I think it is really worth it to have all the info. in ONE PLACE that you can access:
How to insert a blog button
How to make a favicon
How to get rid of word verification on Blogger
How to center a header on blogger
Why the +1 button is important for blog ranking
How am I doing? Was this class helpful? If it was, please click the +1 button down below--thank you!!! To find out ALL ABOUT the +1 button, click HERE!!!
Because I am in the midst of a big project, I will not be available for questions on Monday--just wanted you to know I didn't disappear!